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Latin Series of Poker: Chip Leader Alberto Cartin

Costan Rican guitarist Alberto Cartin Typically Plays Only Online Tournaments


Alberto CartinAlberto Cartin has emerged as one to watch during the Latin Series of Poker Millions. The Costa Rican guitarist finished Day 1C with the overall chiplead with about 377,000 and then went on to bag up the most chips on Day 2 as well. When Day 3 began, Cartin was sitting with over 816,000 in chips with 72 players remaining and the blinds at 2,000-4,000. Cartin has $18,086 in online winnings and three online titles. Card Player spoke with Cartin for a few minutes at the end of Day 2.

You ended Day 1C as the chipleader and you are once again ending the night as chipleader on Day 2. Did you have any key hands were most of those chips came from or did you just steadily gain all day?

I had two major hands. I had a hand with Bolivar Palacios which was about 300 or so, and at the other table I basically called an all-in with a rivered set versus a possible flush, possible straight draw and it came out to be a bluff. So that was really good.

Do you play a lot of tournaments?

Mostly online. In Costa Rica I play tournaments live but not outside there.

So you have never played in a tournament like this before?

No, this is my first time.

Alberto CartinGiven that this is your first time in a tournament of this size yet you are doing very well, how are you feeling about your chances going forward?

Well I don’t take anything for granted. There are 72 people left and all though I have a lot of chips it’s really deep and everybody has a chance to take it down. So I will try to give my best but I don’t take it for granted.

Are you having a good time?

Yeah, I’m pretty tired but yeah.

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